Dublin Faith Leaders join in prayer service

14 May 2020

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin and Church of Ireland Archbishop Michael Jackson will be among Dublin Faith leaders who gather on line today at noon today for a special prayer service.

The service is a response to an appeal made Pope Francis. Speaking on 3rd May, the Pope announced that “[He had] accepted the proposal of the ‘Higher Committee for Human Fraternity’ for believers of all religions to unite spiritually this 14th May for a day of prayer, fasting, and works of charity, to implore God to help humanity overcome the coronavirus pandemic”.

The “Higher Committee for Human Fraternity” was established at a Conference held in February 2019 on the occasion of the visit Pope Francis and His Eminence Dr Ahmad At-Tayyeb, Grand Imam of Al Azhar Al Sharif to the United Arab Emirates to discuss the promotion of human fraternity and world peace.

The Dublin service will be coordinated by Mr Adrian Cristea of the Dublin City Interfaith Forum. The following faith groups will take part:

Bahá’í Community – Ms Alison Wortley

Zen Buddhism Community – Rev Hodo

Christian –

Dublin Archdiocese –

– Most Revd Dr Diarmuid Martin

– Castleknock Parish – Fr Kieran Coughlan

Church of Ireland – Most Revd Dr Michael Jackson

Lutheran Church in Ireland – Ps Stephan Arras

Hindu Community – Swami Purnananda Puri

Islam –

Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland – Imam Hussein Halawa

-Ahlul Bayt Islamic Centre – Imam Ali Al Saleh

Jewish –

Dublin Hebrew Congregation – Rabbi Zalman Lent

-Dublin Jewish Progressive Congregation – Ms Hilary Abrahamson

Sikh Community – Gurdwara Guru Nanak Darbar – Dr Jasbir Singh Puri

The service will start at 12.00 noon sharp and will be streamed live on Dublin City Interfaith Forum’s Facebook page: